STA Christmas Tree Lighting & Christmas Carols - Saturday, December 16th, after 5 PM Mass. Please join us for the lighting of the STA Christmas Tree and Nativity display in front of the church. We will sing a few Christmas Carols followed by refreshments in the Parish Center and Christmas Cheer with Saint Nicholas. We hope to see you all at this annual Knights of Columbus Keep Christ in Christmas Celebration.
The annual Woman’s Christmas Party and Tea Cup Auction is just around the corner. Plan to attend this fun and festive gathering on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:30, in the Parish Center.
Guests are asked to bring an unwrapped gift of $10 value. Also, guests with last name A to G are asked to bring a dessert and last name H to Z are asked to bring an appetizer to share. Food should be on disposable plates and be ready to serve or have warming instructions. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other woman from the parish or catch up with those you haven’t seen in a while. Not a parishioner? That’s ok. Join us. We would love to meet you. If you would like to attend or have questions, please contact Cindy at 860 286 2879 or email@example.com by November 27.
Why not begin the season of Advent this year by making an Advent Wreath for your home with your family? The Parish Council’s Education Committee is offering an Advent wreath making opportunity after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, December 3, downstairs in the parish center. It is also making available Advent candles after each mass that weekend (December 2 and 3). The candles are $5 and the wreath making materials are $10. Please join us in the Parish Center after the 10:30 mass to make your Advent wreath.
The Altar Server Ministry welcomes students in grades four and older. If you are interested in serving, please attend our Fall Training Session on Saturday, December 2nd from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the upper church. Present altar servers will walk newcomers through the role of the candle bearer/server, and the coordinators will be able to answer any questions. For more information contact Donna Radigan at 860-521-7065 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Quirk at 860-231-1959 or email@example.com.
Tis the season! Come to our parish school’s 8th Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 2 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Santa & Mrs. Claus will stop by for pictures with your family, wonderful handcrafted items will be on sale at our Vendor Boutique, children can enjoy festive Christmas craft-making, and holiday treats will be available for all. Get a head start on your holiday decorating and purchase your tree, wreath and poinsettia! $2/adult, $1/child, children under 3 = free. All proceeds benefit St. Thomas the Apostle School.
Join us for Eucharistic Adoration on Saturday, December 2nd from 8:30 am-4:00 pm. "We grow spiritually with each moment we spend with Jesus! We grow in love for Jesus with each encounter." The best gift we can give to anyone this Christmas is our prayers. Sign-up sheet is located in the lower church.
Jump start your Christmas spirit with a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Friday, December 1st, at 7:00 pm. This service comes to us from a 100 year old tradition started at King's College, England. Lessons from Scripture, interspersed with carols and choral selections, portray the story of our salvation, from the Garden of Eden to the birth of Christ. Take a break from the craze; sit back, reflect, pray and sing along."